Abia State Governor, Victor Ikpeazu has directed that all flags in State’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) offices be lowered and flown at half mast to honour the demise of the party’s Governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne.
Gatekeepers News earlier reported that Ikonne died on Wednesday at the National Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, after a brief illness.
Ikpeazu, while reacting to Ikonne’s demise in a statement he personally signed, commiserated with the family of the late Professor of Optometry, the PDP family and Abians.
”We pray God to have mercy on his soul, grant him eternal rest and give everyone affected by his unfortunate demise the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
”As a mark of honour to our dear departed brother, I hereby direct that all flags in Abia State PDP offices be lowered and flown at half mast while all campaign activities for the party at all levels be suspended until Monday, 30th January, 2023,” he said.
The Governor urged all PDP leaders and members to remain calm “as they navigate through this difficult period together.”